10pin Bowling Lounge

4.4
295 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
10pin is a Chicago original located in the heart of River North, along the Chicago River. Next to the House of Blues, 10pin offers 20,000 square feet of 24 luxury bowling lanes, ping pong, pool table and table shuffleboard games that cater to all group sizes.

When reserving a table on OpenTable you are reserving the lane and table! The rates are $25/hour per person plus shoe rental. We have a 10 minute grace period when holding lanes for groups. Lanes will not be held past this time. For information on booking an event or for groups of 13 or more, please call our event sales team at 312-644-0100.

Guests must be 21 beginning at 8pm. Dress code will be enforced, including no overly ripped clothing, no sweats, pants must be at waist. 10pin has the right to include any other clothing deemed inappropriate. No outside food or drinks. Management has the right to refuse entry to anyone acting in a disrespectful, rude or offensive manner.

Experiences

  • Bowling & Unlimited Beer, Wine & Soda

    $65.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental plus our unlimited beer, wine & soda package. All guests must be 21 or older. Valid Sunday only.
  • Bowling & Unlimited Beer, Wine & Soda

    $65.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental plus our unlimited beer, wine & soda package. All guests must be 21 or older. Valid Monday-Thursday, with last reservation 2 hours before close.
  • Bowling & Unlimited Beer, Wine & Soda

    $85.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental plus our unlimited beer, wine & soda package. All guests must be 21 or older. Valid Friday & Saturday, with last reservation 2 hours before close. *As of 1/3/22, all guests must show proof of vaccination to enter the venue.
  • $25 Unlimited Bowling - Prepay & Save!

    $27.25 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy 2 hours of unlimited bowling & shoe rental on one lane, so bowl as many games as you want! This prepay experience gives you two hours of bowling for less than the price of one! The last reservation will be two hours before close. *All guests ages 5+ must show proof of vaccination to enter the venue.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 295 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Had a good time

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MargaretW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food was just okay but we had great service. Had a party of 9 to bowl for my 27th birthday and we all had fun!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience5

So this place markets that they take their food service as seriously as the experiences and I beg to differ. We paid for the lane and shoe rental upon arrival. The food has to be ordered separately at the bar. There are no servers that take your orders. They only deliver food. I question if the tips are shared with them because they deserve it more than the bartender in relationship to food. They need servers. I ordered food and was not able to eat it all due to my lane time being over. So this place values their bowling lanes over the food. I didn’t have the opportunity to finish my meal even though we had to wait to receive the food and then can’t even eat it so they need work on providing an experience or only sell snacks.

JB
vipJohnB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mostly a bowling trip with young kids. Limited input on the food, but the service here is great - from the front desk to the bar the people are very nice and helpful.

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Brittany
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place, really enjoyed ghe reservation there.

JD
JaxDelSal
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food5service4ambience4

A little expensive and wish we weren't so close to other people bowling. It should have been every other bowling alley. There was party next to us on a 4 seat table when there was like 8 people. And they were still coming on our side of the table so we felt a little crowded..

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Overall great experience. Way overpriced though. Like, way overpriced to bowl.

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BillH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very fun night and the staff was very accomodating. The food was great and everyone in my party from age 12 to 50 had a great time. We would come back again for sure.

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

First time at 10pin. Front desk was polite but only communicated the minimal info. We didn’t know where to go for food, of someone came to table, etc. Was not able to get lane until 2 of our party showed. We would have ordered food and spent more money while we waited or bowled longer. Their loss on money I guess. Cost was pricey which we expect for Chicago. 25$ per person per lane. Lane kept clearing pins at wrong time which was annoying but we were bowling not to keep score anyways. Guy at bar was friendly and took our order and answered questions. He rocked. Food came quickly and server was mostly thorough. Brought napkins, but no plates? We visited once. Not likely to come back. Not thoroughly disappointed but expect more for the ungodly cost for good ol bowling.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

There was a large group of drunks next to us looking for a fight. Security took 30 minutes to get them out. We also asked for food service through the automated system but no one ever showed up. Terrible experience!

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Erika
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

So overpriced it’s insane. Just not worth it at all

MC
MiltonC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice first experience! Food was decent, drinks were ok too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was wonderful! The staff was warm, knowledgeable, and accommodating.

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Nova20
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a reservation, they checked us in and got us to our lane/table right away. The tables are very close to the people next to you so privacy is not an option but everyone was very friendly. The bar was busy and it took awhile to order drinks. Service was several minutes slower than other places I've experienced even on busy nights. We tried a few different cocktails and all of them were great. The lanes were clean, lots of options for bowling balls, no complaints about the actual bowling experience.

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EmilyR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shannon and Jeremy were fantastic and made my birthday party so wonderful. We will definitely be back!!

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Paris
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I liked 10 pin as a great option for drinks or a fun social outing after a long week. Extremely pricy for bowling but it is located downtown so it’s expected. Find a parking garage near if you plan on really drinking. $15 for 8 wings was not what expected but if you have the money to spend it’s ok. Overall I would go again but definitely eat somewhere else afterwords.

JB
JacquelineB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun date night! Food and drinks were delicious. Staff was friendly and provide great service. I will definitely return.

PF
PilarF
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really had fun playing together. A great familiar time

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Carol
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Bowling Lane tables are very close together and if we had a waiter, they never came over so we had to walk across the place to the bar which cut into the playing time.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration and everything was great

DP
DeannaP
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was ok, pizza was the best. Great beer selection and really fun venue for multiple ages

JT
JustinT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

I love y’all over there but, not one time did we get service at our table had to keep walking to bar from my game to order

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had fun

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CorneliusT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time loved the food an the workers where all nice and fast service

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EveW
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A little pricey for product. Nice bartenders and helpful staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very good time. Definitely looking forward to taking my girl there again. It was our first date , so 10 pin will always be special to us💙

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Erica
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience1

Overpriced seeing as you have to pay by the hour and can not extend by the game. Definitely a rip off. Also employees offer zero customer service skills except for bartender and gentleman who brings out the food. However, the employees at the desk for you to check in doesn’t welcome or greet you, actually seem pretty annoyed that customers are coming into the establishment.

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Sanjeev
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Average food and drinks. Overall playing experience good. Clean.

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Mokoe06
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, great for date night

JP
JPC1119
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was fantastic - very friendly and customer-focused. We had a great time bowling during our family vacation to Chicago. Highly recommend!

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Sandye87
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Bartenders!!! They were amazing. Even if I didn’t want to bowl I would come back to just sit at the bar! Customer service 10 out of 10!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 Stars great service and wonderful Bowling experience. My girlfriend and I have a awesome time👍🏾

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The music was not what I wanted to hear you need more golf a variety

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LawrenceH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Did not have any food. Place was cool, nice ambiance. We were there b4 the evening crowd.

VG
VanessaG
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time we had fun it was clean overall great experience

VG
VickiG
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Check in was easy. Everyone was spaced out. Plenty of bowling balls for each lane. We ate pizza which was very good. The music was what I like to listen to-older tunes. We had a great time.

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lrpderp
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was pretty good, lanes were nice, price is a little absurd, 25 bucks PER PERSON per lane. Also its so dark in there you can't even see the closest set of guide arrows on the lane.

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LPXXXCCC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The lane kept breaking. Either stuck ball, stuck pins, had to reset multiple times.

Good sizes of balls for kids, food is ok, great deal with go city pass. Friendly employees

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great customer service! We were greeted as soon as we came in and they did not penalize us for our missing party members. We were able to wait on them and still get a lane. That food was SO GOOD! I was NOT expecting that. The vibe was great and everyone there was laughing and having a great time. Very diverse crowd (which I appreciated) but the drinks were watered down

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to bowl! Staff very friendly and helpful. Definitely will go again!

FAQs

10pin Bowling Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 644-0300.

10pin Bowling Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 295 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.